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post Oct 27 2007, 05:50 AM
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im going on camp for a week with my school and all i can bring is my gripmaster and a acoustic guitar.
is there anything in particular i can do to maintain my skill?


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post Oct 27 2007, 05:52 AM
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Meh one week isnt much, you wont loose any skill. But you could just play what you usually play on electric on your acoustic.


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post Oct 27 2007, 05:54 AM
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In one week you probably won't lose any of you'r "skill", just play for fun with you'r friends, if you get some alone time than practice what you ussualy pratice, but if not, just play for you'r friends and have fun!


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post Oct 27 2007, 06:18 AM
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Sometimes I come back from a few days break to find that I've improved, a day or two off I find usually draws my playing amd what I've been learning together.

Maybe you'll be the same, I wouldnt fret about it!


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post Oct 27 2007, 07:03 AM
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If you do your excercises on an accoustic guitar especially on one with steelstrings you might even get better, even if you can't do the exercises on the same tempo as on a electric guitar. It's like lifting weights ... your muscles will have more work to do and when you come home playing on a electric guitar will be much easier wink.gif

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post Oct 27 2007, 07:04 AM
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The good thing you could get on the camping is more skill. smile.gif
Bring iPod or som similar to play MP3,try to learn new tunes along with it.
Gripmaster is fine tool for strength,acoustic more then great to get tone from it. wink.gif


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QUOTE (muris @ Oct 27 2007, 03:04 AM) *
The good thing you could get on the camping is more skill. smile.gif
Bring iPod or som similar to play MP3,try to learn new tunes along with it.
Gripmaster is fine tool for strength,acoustic more then great to get tone from it. wink.gif



I agree! Those are good ideas. I used to feel sad in situations like this one because I'm too obsesive. But I think that changing the routine is a good choice and practicing techinique exercises in your acoustic guitar too.

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post Oct 27 2007, 07:37 AM
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laugh.gif I spent my last camping trip (three days with my little girl girl and her school) as follows:

Day and evening 1: Day - Struggle to get (borrowed) tent up. Evening - daughter walks off disgusted at her dad's complete useless life skills. Late evening tent goes up,

Day 2 - re-pitch tent that fell down in night. Evening go to beach BBQ. Come back tent has fallen over dry.gif (not my fault Some one must have knocked it over blink.gif .)

Day 3 - Tent is a joy to the world - will withstand hurricanes, floods etc. Last day so have to take it down sad.gif .

Play a guitar in all of that?????

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post Oct 27 2007, 07:51 PM
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Are there any good chord acoustic (steel string) on GMC?

I have a steel string and if i try to play exercises it gets really slow and sound awkard and i cant get my hand to play on higher frets as the neck gets connected to the hole.

I need to improve some chord bits and i cant find a lot here (except for fingerstyle and chords in different keys).

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QUOTE (JOhn @ Oct 27 2007, 06:50 AM) *
im going on camp for a week with my school and all i can bring is my gripmaster and a acoustic guitar.
is there anything in particular i can do to maintain my skill?

I'd suggest you put the guitar on the shelf and have fun for a week. As strange as it may sound - after a resting period when you pick your guitar up again sometimes it happens that you're a better player without having done anything.

Maybe the muscles in hands gets a well needed vacation, maybe stuff sinks in to your brain. I don't know.

Life isn't all about guitar so take a break and have some fun smile.gif


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post Oct 27 2007, 10:05 PM
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QUOTE (MickeM @ Oct 27 2007, 09:02 PM) *
Life isn't all about guitar

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post Oct 28 2007, 12:03 PM
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QUOTE (muris @ Oct 27 2007, 05:04 PM) *
The good thing you could get on the camping is more skill. smile.gif
Bring iPod or som similar to play MP3,try to learn new tunes along with it.
Gripmaster is fine tool for strength,acoustic more then great to get tone from it. wink.gif


were not allowed any thing like an mp3 but if we were i would do that for sure smile.gif . But the last time i took a break from the guitar becuase my arm hurt i was horrible and had lost alot of my speed and that was only a 4 day break!! but ill probably just use my gripmaster when ever possible and play with my friends who are bringing their guitars smile.gif .


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post Oct 28 2007, 12:43 PM
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QUOTE (MickeM @ Oct 28 2007, 06:02 AM) *
Life isn't all about guitar so take a break and have some fun smile.gif



QUOTE (Robin @ Oct 28 2007, 06:05 AM) *
Yes it is mad.gif


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